News | 11 August 2017

Join in UNESCO's #GirlsCrackTheCode social media celebration of women & girls in STEM


With the UNESCO International Symposium and Policy Forum ‘Cracking the Code: Girls’ Education in STEM’ now just a few weeks away, GenderInSITE's partner UNESCO is profiling women who are making a real impact in science, tech, engineering and maths.

If one or all of these women have inspired you, UNESCO invites you to share them as examples of amazing women who have excelled in STEM, using the hashtags #GirlsCrackTheCode or #BrightGirls:

* Mae Jemison, Astronaut

* Juliana Rotich, Technologist

* Hayat Sindi, Biotechnologist

* Fransiska Hadiwidjana, Informatics Engineer

* Godliver Businge, Civil Engineer

* Shaesta Waiz, Pilot

* ​Marcela Uliano da Silva

All images, including the example below, can be downloaded here

The stories will also be shared via Twitter @UNESCO_AsiaPac and Facebook throughout the week, so follow there and RT/share.

About the event: ‘Cracking the Code: Girls’ Education in STEM’ takes place 28-30 August at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok, and will bring together over 200 delegates, including ministers of education and other officials, educators, researchers, representatives of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, development partners, civil society groups, private sector stakeholders and others. For more info about the event, go to For press inquiries, contact Noel Boivin at For all other inquiries, contact Theophania Chavatzia at